This week, House Speaker Boehner responded to President Obama's jobs plan; Republicans won both special congressional elections in New York and Nevada; and a former Obama administration member announced her bid for a U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts. GOP strategist Ron Christie and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Cynthia Tucker weigh in.
Originally published on Fri September 16, 2011 9:39 am
Russian space agency rescuers carry Russian cosmonaut Alexander Samokutyayev after his landing aboard the Soyuz TMA-21 space capsule.
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Late last night, Soyuz TMA-21 made it back to Earth safely. The three astronauts on board are all safe. But before the capsule touched down in Kazakhstan, mission control and those watching live were treated to some heart-stopping moments.
The invaders: Two Giant African Snails, in the hands of Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services staffers on Thursday (Sept. 15, 2011).
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Giant African Snails, "one of the most damaging land snails in the world," have invaded a southwest Miami subdivision and are now the focus of "a time-consuming expensive counter-attack" by authorities, the Miami Herald reports.
Here's a boo-boo that you just don't expect to happen at a company making prescription medicines — especially a firm called Qualitest Pharmaceuticals.
The Alabama-based maker of generic drugs apparently didn't do enough quality testing. It's recalling a slew of birth control pills because a mistake in the factory put pills in the wrong places inside plastic packages.